The Israeli house movement continues to developâ€¦
Guy Gerber, Guy J, Shlomi Aber, Itamar Sagi, Miss Fitz have established Israel as a hotbed of dance production talent in recent years. Now this fine tradition continues as Renaissance proudly introduce legendary Tel Aviv-based DJ Sahar Z, resident of Haoman 17: the biggest and most prestigious club in Israel. He now follows-up 3 past releases (one of which boasts an incredible Gui Boratto remix) with a devastating homage to the Detroit sound and Carl Craig in particular.
Alongside friends and production partners Audio Junkies, who are comprised by the brothers Daniel & Joe Rave, they have been making a name for themselves as pioneers of the Israeli dance scene and are now getting the international recognition that they undoubtedly deserve.
â€˜Beyond Detroitâ€™ contains all the motor city hallmarks: house-stabs; a beautiful, haunting pad and a driving techno kick. As with many of the tracks from its genre-influence, â€˜Beyondâ€™ will no doubt find a home in a broad cross section of DJs wallets. One example is Sasha, who included it in his recent â€˜Thank You Mixâ€™ and, following the play, set message boards ablaze as eager listeners attempted to ID the track.
The tunes wide-reaching appeal is further enhanced as it appears in two guises, the peak-time â€˜Originalâ€™ and â€˜After Hours Mixâ€™, the latter being a collaborative effort between Sahar Z and DJ / producer Guy Mantzur. Guy is the co-owner of the Munich based label Plattenbank, forming a formidable duo with Sahar Z and creating a remix that is perfect for earlier floors or those dark, late night / early morning moments when the wobble has well and truly kicked-in!
Sahar Z Vs. The Audio Junkies â€“ Beyond Detroit is out now at Beatport, and all good digital outlets.
2) SAHAR Z & GUY MANTZUR AFTER HOURS MIX